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Families of Whitman Wildcats, from February 4th - March 1 you have an opportunity to provide feedback to the staff at Whitman and Portland Public Schools!
The Successful Schools Survey is our district-wide school climate and feedback surveys. These surveys provide students, families, and staff an opportunity to provide feedback on their school’s climate and their experiences. The results will be available by Spring, which will support Whitman and District level planning for the coming year. Students in 5th grade will have the opportunity to take the survey during their media time during the survey window.
Surveys will take about 20 min to complete, use the link below to access the family survey. . Topics include: School Fit, School Climate, Barriers to Engagement , and School Safety. Surveys are available in Spanish, Russian, Somali,Vietnamese, Chinese, & English.
If you do not have access to the internet or need help, please let our office staff know and we will provide the support you need including access to our Chromebooks. We will have computers available at our monthly Parent Tea on 2/6 8:45 in Rm 15.
We value the opportunity to hear about your experiences and to grow as a community.
Dear Whitman Families,
It has been wonderful to be back in the swing of things and working with your kids. I continue to be impressed by the level of rigor, differentiation, and thought that our teachers put when planning for each and every one of their students in our classrooms. As always, I encourage you to check in with your classroom teacher. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your students’ progress there is no need to wait until report cards. Now is a perfect time to follow up on anything that was brought up during teacher conferences. Please remember that there is no adult supervision in the mornings until 8:20 and the doors open at 8:25 for breakfast. We are not able to supervise students before that outside the school. Lastly, I wanted to remind you of our Family Literacy Night that is coming up. Our teachers are already starting the planning for this exciting fun and engaging event for our families. We hope to see you there!
The 2019-20 school year in Portland Public Schools will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 28, and end (barring weather makeup days) on Friday, June 5.
That became official Tuesday night when the PPS Board of Education passed Resolution 5821, which approved Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero’s proposed 2019-20 school calendar. The calendar was presented to the Board at its Jan. 15 meeting, with public input invited in the period before Tuesday’s final Board vote.
If you are the parent or guardian of a Portland Public Schools student, ask yourself: How is the educational climate at the school? Portland Public Schools is looking for answers to this and other key questions from family members of PPS students as part of the Successful Schools Survey. Students in grades 5, 7 and 10 also are being surveyed, and school-based staff will participate starting Feb. 19.
The recent outbreak of measles serves as a reminder about immunizations, with an important deadline coming up.
Students in Portland Public Schools who have not gotten all of their required immunizations face a Wednesday, Feb. 20 deadline. That is the “exclusion date” set by the state for 2019, when any student who is not fully immunized may be barred from attending classes or district-provided child care.
6:00 PM Board Work Session
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Recognition Assembly
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
5:30 PM PTA Open Board Meeting
6:00 PM District Board Meeting
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Site Council Meeting
8:45 AM Parent Tea room 15